Will’s Birth Story – Part 2

For Part 1 of this story, see this post. We had arrived at the hospital  at 4:30 pm and spent an hour or so getting checked in and set up with the monitors before being admitted. My doctor was out of town, which I knew ahead of time, but was relieved that the on-call doctor was my […]

Will’s Birth Story – Part 1

You guys, it was hard. To be fair, I knew it would be hard. The labor part, that is. I had read the books and articles. I researched. We had taken classes. I knew labor would be hard. And it was. Still, I wasn’t at all prepared for the emotional turmoil I felt in the hours […]

We Finally Have a Living Room Rug

Three cheers for projects and tasks that take way too long to accomplish but still turn out well… Remember all the way back to when we first started talking about adding hardwood floors to our living room and I excitedly bought a used rug off Craigslist in hopes it would work in our living room? […]

New Clipboard Prints – A Fun Roundup of My Summer Favorites!

Another fun little update to share today – new prints for our living room clipboard wall! Since I didn’t design any of these myself, I figured I’d just go ahead and refer to the awesome designers where you can print these yourself for free. I don’t own any rights to these, nor am I going […]

Our Guestroom Makeover on a Budget – Cost Breakdown

It’s been a little bit longer than I’d hoped it would be since I shared our guestroom makeover reveal, here, but I’m finally ready to share the cost breakdown of what we spent on this room for all the projects we completed in that space. I just shared the cost breakdown for our nursery, here, […]

Our Modern, Gender-Neutral Nursery On a Budget – Cost Breakdown

If you missed it, I shared the full reveal of our nursery, here. Now it’s time to share our cost details! One thing that’s always important to us when redoing a room is to focus on keeping costs as low as possible. This time, we were just finishing a huge kitchen renovation, trying to build […]

My Hospital Packing List – FREE PRINTABLE

Well, all the expert sources, blogs, books, and advice from well-meaning family members agree–you should start packing your hospital bag around the 34-36 week mark. I didn’t pack mine until 40 weeks+. Oops. I’m not sure why, but for some reason, I struggled with this step, maybe because it was like admitting to myself the pregnancy was […]

Beanie’s Nursery – Reveal Post

I think we’ve now shared all the projects we completed for the nursery…at least the ones we completed before Beanie’s arrival. So, that means it’s time for a full reveal post full of photos! If you remember, we started from here: Of course, before that, it looked like this: And don’t forget the purple and […]

Side Table Success

I searched and searched for the perfect side table for the nursery, without much luck. Everything I liked was way too expensive. Everything cheap was way too ugly. But, Wyatt presented me with the offer of building one using some table legs he found at our local thrift store. I’ll admit I wasn’t sold when […]

A Sweet Shelf (And a spot for diapers)

One of the last projects we did in the nursery was to install a shelf above the dresser for a little more storage and place to sit a few little decor pieces. Other than the book ledges, which are just for books, I didn’t have anywhere to sit things, other than the floor or the […]

Baby Talk on the Chalkboard

*Guess what? We have a son! Posts are likely to be fewer and far between in the coming days and weeks, but we have a few stored up to share from before our little addition to the family arrived. Can’t wait to share more details with you soon!) Since Beanie didn’t come before, or even […]

26 Years Young

On Tuesday, Wyatt and I celebrated my birthday, which was wonderful. I wondered if I’d be sharing my birthday from this year forward (my due date was Wednesday) but Beanie decided to keep hanging out in there, so I guess not. I even had Wyatt take a couple photos so I can remember how big […]

Treasure in the Attic: Mary Poppins Prints

I already shared about the little gallery wall I created for over the crib in the nursery using Ikea frames and a couple things from Target. You can read more about that here, and find links to some of the free printables I created. On another wall, I really wanted to hang a few of these awesome […]

It’s a Wonderful World – FREE PRINTABLE

Generic wall art is something I fight against whenever possible. I knew I could go out and buy several pieces for the nursery, but then I always feel like I missed an opportunity to create something really meaningful. Oftentimes, that means I end up waiting a long time to find or create something special for […]

The Smallest Things Take Up The Most Room In Your Heart – FREE PRINTABLE

I’ve been talking about the gallery wall I made for Beanie’s bedroom today and that means sharing some new cute free printables with you lovely readers. This one is one of my favorites, even though it’s overused for nursery decor. It’s just so sweet. Plus, it was perfect to pair with the Winnie The Pooh […]

Wonderful Walls + Free “Hello Sunshine” Nursery Printable

I finally got around to adding artwork to the walls in the nursery. I have to say, I wasn’t sure that would happen before Beanie arrives, but three cheers for a few final pushes, right? Over the crib, I wanted to create a little gallery of some of my favorite prints. Some, I had been […]

Creating a Cozy Sleep Space with Curtains

If there’s one thing I know about babies (it’s frightening how much I don’t know…really), it’s that they need to sleep. A lot. They also need to eat, and have their diapers changed. And when those things don’t happen, they tend to cry about it. So, creating a cozy place to do that is one […]

Four Years Later

Yesterday, Wyatt and I celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary. It wasn’t all that fancy of a celebration, especially considering the “party” started with me having a doctor’s appointment to check on Beanie and then having to run errands, which made me late getting back home. We talked about going to Hereford House for dinner, a […]

The Guest Room is Ready – Reveal Post (For Now)

I already shared a little this week about our guest room when I talked about making that space welcoming for friends and family. So, I figured I might as well go ahead and do a “reveal” post for that room. It’s not really done since we still have some furniture tweaks we’d like to make […]

Guest Room Welcome Kit + FREE WIFI INFO PRINTABLE

I’ve talked about making our home welcoming for guests a few times. I know I specifically mentioned it in a post about our bathroom awhile back. You can read that here, if you’d like a refresher. With the basement guestroom, I’ve been focused on little ways to continue that idea. I want our home to […]

A Welcoming Wreath

One of the craft projects I did this weekend was making a new wreath for our front door for the summer. Because, last year, my spring wreath stayed up until Thanksgiving. Oops.   Instead of doing a summer-themed wreath, I went with a “Welcome Baby” design. No worries, baby isn’t actually here yet, I’m just […]

Weekend Update: 4th of July Fun

Well, like the rest of the country, we spend the weekend celebrating Independence Day. Wyatt had Friday off of work, which is always really nice, even though I had to work most of the day. I’m trying to finish up a bunch of assignments before Beanie’s arrival into the world and I need all the […]

Skirting the Issue…er Crib

One of the little DIY projects I’ve been wanting to tackle is the crib skirt, or rather a version of a crib skit. Because our crib has a drawer underneath, we couldn’t use a standard crib skirt with the draped fabric that just tucks under the crib as you lower the mattress. We needed something […]

Putting Up The Puffs (LED Lights for the Guest Room)

Not sure if you guys have heard of these “puff” lights, but I hadn’t until a couple weeks ago when a friend at church installed one in her new office. I laughed a little when I first heard the term puff light at first because I was picturing this: In reality, the one we installed […]

Lights for Late Nights

This weekend, we tackled another pretty big project in the nursery, switching out the lighting fixtures. If you’ll remember, this is what was in there before, the basic builder shade that we had in all the rooms upstairs: Not so exciting. Or very bright. So, we knew we wanted to switch it out. One of […]

Weekend Rewind: Fresh and Frozen Food Edition

This weekend, we harvested a bunch more blueberries from our garden. I can’t even tell you guys how excited I am. Also, I can tell you that I’m super pregnant. We got to enjoy fresh garden goodies on our plates, too. Also, on Saturday, we had some friends come up and we tackled a giant […]

Halfway Hopes for Our 2015 Goals

Well, June is nearing July, and that means we’re due to report on how we’re doing at the halfway point for the year on our resolutions and goals for 2015. 1. Develop a weekly cleaning routine. I decided to wait and try and start this after the baby arrives, as it will be a lot […]

Frosted Lemonade: A Delicious Summertime Recipe

I think I’ve mentioned that ice cream is one of my favorites…and not just since being pregnant. We have ice cream in our freezer pretty much at all times throughout the year and I often let myself have a bowl as a treat before bed. Now, store-bought ice cream is pretty good. Ice cream from […]

Rock-A-Bye Baby

You guys, we have a rocking chair for the nursery now. It’s starting to feel like a room that we could actually use. To back up a bit, I have been shopping for a rocking chair for awhile now. I think I started seriously looking when I was about 10 weeks pregnant, pinning possibilities to […]